At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a version of its NV200 global taxi van tailored for the Windy City. It is actually an easy job tailoring this taxi for different cities; for New York they painted in yellow for Chicago in green and white. And that’s about it.
Like its counterparts in other cities in America and all around the world, Nissan NV200 Chicago Taxi is a well-designed and well-engineered car for the job. It features USB charging, anti-fatigue driver’s seats, panoramic sky views of the city, reduced odors, improved leg room, more cargo space and better safety than other similar models. It is the only taxi to have been crash-tested with the partition installed.
The NV200 can also be fitted with high-end equipment such as independently controlled rear air conditioning, overhead reading lights for passengers and floor lighting to help locate belongings, breathable, germ-fighting, durable and easy-to-clean seat fabric, simulating the look and feel of leather, and roof airbags.
Nissan has launched a social media campaign for the Chicago taxi with hashtag #HailYes, and is inviting the city’s 7,000 cab drivers and the public to engage in dialogue about what features make for a better taxi experience.
“Nissan’s #HailYes campaign will engage Chicagoans in conversation about what’s needed for a better taxi experience in the city,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A. “The solution for an improved taxi isn’t a pipe dream; it’s already here. We’d love to see those visiting or watching coverage of the Chicago Auto Show voice their support with a #HailYes shout-out in social media for the NV200 taxi.”